Pecatonica River Tenn Mountain Rifle

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  1. Jan 14, 2020 at 9:59 PM #1

    Kansas Kid

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    I think this will be my next parts set / build. A L/H .32cal L&R Manton flint with a 3/4” colerain barrel.

    Anyone have pictures of this particular rifle or thoughts.
     
  2. Jan 14, 2020 at 10:05 PM #2

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    The horned toad says we should go to Mexico.
    I did their southern mtn. build, buts that's all. And I love it. I'm a big fan of PR.
    Take the time to talk to Dick when he answers the phone (cool), and you will get MORE than you expected.
     
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    I just finished a PR late Lancaster and was happy with the pre carve stock.
     
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    When you order your stock be sure to call PR and tell them about your choice of lock so they don't cut the mortise for the wrong lock.

    Pecatonica River has always been more than happy to furnish me a stock without the lock mortise so I could install the lock I wanted to use but, if you don't ask for it, they will cut the Tennessee stock for a large Siler lock (which the experts say is the wrong lock.)
     
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    A lot of truth in the above statement. I am extremely happy with their customer service.
     
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    Pecatonica River is a first class operation.I have done a lot of business with them and I have never been disappointed and believe me when I say I am very picky. I always deal with Doug, he is great to work with.
     
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    Thanks guys. On my last one I called them to make the order and will do the same as suggested. I think the Manton lock is more fitting to the style.
     
  8. Jan 15, 2020 at 12:39 PM #8

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    Well, Kansas Kid, I think like you in that the L&R Manton lock is just the rock for a rifle of 32 caliber a d 3/4" across the flats. A tapered barrel would possibly have better, but really isn't necessary.
     
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    They look really nice and period-correct.

    How difficult of a build is this for a rank brand-new beginner builder with no shop (I'd have to use my father-in-laws shop and tools)?
     
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    I wouldn't have them cut the lock inlet, never, never, never, do it yourself so it will be in the right place. The voice of experience is shouting out this warning.
     
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    Yes a tapered barrel would be sweet. As far as build difficulty it shouldn’t be too difficult but does require a lot of time and patience. The butt plate cut that PR done on my last rifle was really close and helped very much. Being left hand it’s probably my best choice. If you’re right handed then there may be better options like a Kibler.

    Eric, I’m considering having them omit the lock mortise. I’ve heard your previous warnings about this.
     
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    This is a Pecatonica precarve, it had some issues but nothing fatal. I didn't let them cut the lock mortise, this was my third gun build, the lock is where is is supposed to be because I inletted it.

    squirrel rifle done 008.JPG
     
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    Thanks Eric that looks good.
     
  14. Jan 16, 2020 at 5:03 PM #14

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    96B9AD97-7BAC-412D-B04C-C970E5BC8430.jpeg Altho not a Tenn Mnt Rifle this is a Pecatonica Virginia. I had them do as much to this stock that was possible and paid more for that service. This was a grade 4 piece of wood I think. They are great to deal with! Greg
     
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    While we're showing Pecatonica River guns, here is the walnut stocked Tennessee rifle I built from PR parts.
    I might mention, the grain direction in the wood is wrong. I never got a stock from PR other than this one that has the grain running straight thru the wrist. In this case because it is a Tennessee, it uses a VERY long tang on the breech plug and the trigger plate I used is also VERY long. That allowed me to install two tang screws, some distance apart going straight thru the wrist and into the steel trigger plate so in effect, the wood is totally supported like a sandwich with two steel slices of bread and a wood filler between them.
    Yes, it has the "wrong" Syler style lock in it and yes, this lock was a flintlock I converted to percussion.

    TEN1.jpg ten2.jpg ten3.jpg
     
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    Mine will look very similar when finished with the exception of a maple stock. Browning the barrel and furniture now while awaiting the stain dry. Nice job Jim. I which the front of my trigger guard bow was shaped more like yours instead of straight up from the bottom to top.
     
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    Looks good Jim. I ordered the parts set for my left hand rifle yesterday.
     
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    Is yours a Tennessee Mountain from Pecatonica River?

    That Virginny rifle earned it keep.
     
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    No, mine came from TOTW.
     
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    Get a good building book. I recommend going to you tube and watching Bill Raby and Dualist 54 rifle builds. And I think Kibler has vids too. Reading how to do x,even seeing photos and drawings is not the same as watching someone do it.
    Invest a hundred dollars in to some good small chisels and a couple of rasp and you can do pretty well 3C20E3F7-FF80-4837-AEA6-B7A5BF413D42.jpeg .... spread out here on my man cave floor
     

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